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Naxos town - Naxos (Greece)

Naxos town. Naxos town is the capital of the Cyclades island of Naxos. The inhabitants of the island call their capital, Chora, a name used on most Cycladic islands for their own capital. Naxos town is a beautiful, traditional town, which is built around a low hill. Here, too, is the major port of the island. You’ll land here if you arrive by ferry from Piraeus or another island.

Naxos town is home to approximately six thousand inhabitants. On top of the hill, there is a Venetian castle, which was once the home of the Catholic aristocracy of the city. The most famous monument of Portara is located on the harbor of Naxos and was built in the sixth century BC. When you arrive in Naxos town, you will see, to your left a little peninsula with the absolutely magnificent Portara.

The peninsula is called Palatia, which means temple. According to the Greek mythology, it was on this peninsula that Ariadne, from Crete, met the God Dionysus and they fell in love. It is a place for lovers and that is evident in summer when hundreds of tourists and Greeks come here to experience the unique sunset and to enjoy the romance and beauty of the surroundings.

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The best aspect of Naxos town are the narrow alleyways that surround the castle. A walk through these narrow streets is fantastic. There you will find all kinds of tourist shops, goldsmiths and jewelry shops, bars, small cafes and traditional taverns and restaurants.

At the harbor is a large square with a boulevard, lined with many cafes, taverns, souvenir shops and travel agencies. During high season, the evenings are nice and cozy. Often there are concerts, festivals and theatre performances.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer

Average temperature Naxos town
January
12.2°C
February
12.2°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.1°C
May
19.5°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.1°C
October
19.8°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.5°C

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